Philosophy In The Myth Of The Cave

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Philosophy has many different definitions as well as applications, however seems to be

an area of study concentrated on critiquing and understanding the many questions of the world

as well as human behavior. Although the focus on human behavior may cause one to consider

philosophy a part of psychology, there are many distinctions. Alongside studies such as biology,

psychology has a more definite and concrete method of study. For instance, although both

analyze human nature, psychology does so through statistical evidence and biological elements.

Philosophy is the application of critical thinking techniques to attempt to answer the big

questions humans have about the world. The ambiguity is in itself the essence of philosophy, for

one can read a story by Socrates and
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In the view of the Myth of the Cave, looking through life from a philosophical standpoint

seems to be a positive. This is because, if Plato viewed philosophy negatively, he would not see

it as a duty of the enlightened to bring up the others from the cave. Herein lies the question, is it

better to be pitied, as the released prisoner feels of his former people, or feared, as the people feel

of the supposedly deranged man? The way he speaks of the released prisoner, at first enduring

pain and then feeling the wholeness of his soul, seems to represent Plato’s belief in hard work.

Although the journey may be difficult and appear impossible to those who have yet to begin, the

expansion of our minds is necessary in order to fully live. Even simply the acknowledgment of

the difficulty to adjust shows us that the hard work is unequivocally rewarded. Likewise, there is

a distinct paragraph in which Socrates argues that the released prisoner would most likely argue

it is better to be at the bottom of the food change, but be in reality, than to be the most

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